Going into the cinema knowing that a film has been nominated for nearly half a dozen Oscars can sometimes do detriment to your enjoyment of it. The expectation that comes with the glitz of the red carpet, long-winded speeches and much-coveted golden statues can detract from the essence of a good script and captivating performances. Luckily, Up in the Air, Jason Reitman’s follow-up to the much-acclaimed and universally-loved Juno (2007), deserves every bit of the attention and potential accolade bestowed upon it.